Indicators Monitoring and Evaluation Reporting Results Based Management

A Guide for Creating Effective Progress Reports

Writing reports can often feel like a tedious task. We’ve all been there – staring at a blank page, struggling to find the right words to convey our message. And if we’re bored while writing it, just imagine how other people will feel when they read it. Clearly, we’re doing something wrong. But reporting is […]

Results Based Management

5 Pillars of Results Managment

Results are great. Results Based Management is GREAT! Not all would agree, I know. The reason: it is not done right! Most of the time … Voila, I present to you: The five pillars of practical RBM! If you are a manager, a planner, or an M&E specialist or consultant, there are five pillars – […]

Planning for M&E Results Based Management

The results chain: a beginner’s guide

Monitoring and Evaluation are about measuring and tracking results. That is why it is important to understand what results are, and how to distinguish between different levels of the results chain. In general, a “result” is something that happens or exists because of something else that has happened: In development and governance, we use a more nuanced understanding of different types of ‘results’: the so-called result chain. The results chain distinguished between […]

Planning Results Based Management

A Theory of Change

Probably as an inevitable result of the buzz in the past few years, many Theories of Change are often useless. One reason for that is – is my feeling – that they are typically not developed in a logical sequence: without a thorough problem analysis, with a possible intervention already in mind, just as the […]